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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    It's the trusted cereal box ... Book arrived in perfect shape. There should be wider use of cereal boxes in book packaging.
    Question is: what does it smell like?

    Also: I never knew that Ann Coulter appeared on a Special K box - I guess you do learn something every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    It's the trusted cereal box ... Book arrived in perfect shape. There should be wider use of cereal boxes in book packaging.
    Question is: what does it smell like?

    Also: I never knew that Ann Coulter appeared on a Special K box - I guess you do learn something every day.
    Funny - I thought that looked like her too.
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    Received this international package yesterday:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Received this international package yesterday:




    Well thats just outstanding..FFS..Why?!?


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    I don't always ship international. But when I do, I definitely do it that way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HONKYTONKSMASH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Received this international package yesterday:




    Well thats just outstanding..FFS..Why?!?


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    Hope it was not one of the s/l Duddits....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockerlone View Post
    Hope it was not one of the s/l Duddits....
    No it wasn't.
    herbertwest: The DJ was screwed up.

    I filed a claim on ebay. The book and shipping were less than $40, but it's still a shame.

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    Wow... that's brutal


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    Why oh why do people insist? I get boxes for free at the grocery store. This isn't that hard.

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    Envelope with 4 books from Poland, amazingly only one book was slightly damaged.

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    Ouch!
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    That's how VJ books sent me a signed copy The Twelve.

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    That looks more like a movie prop from The Blob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    That's how VJ books sent me a signed copy The Twelve.
    "VJ books" as in vjbooks.com?
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    That's how VJ books sent me a signed copy The Twelve.
    "VJ books" as in vjbooks.com?
    Yeah, they don't ship well internationally. Domestic is great; box, bubble wrap, etc. International is just an envelope.

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    As for VJ Books, my only experience is that my wife bought my copy (technically second hand) of CD's Salem's Lot from them. As it was a gift, I didn't see all of the packaging, but I know it came in a box, and the book itself was absolutely pristine. (FWIW) I am in the US, so I guess that's why.

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    Yeah, I haven't bought from them since. It makes no sense either, they're book collectors, not some rando on eBay selling his uncle's books or whatever. They filled out the customs slip (the most tedious part of international shipping), printed the label and then threw the book into a bag. It's possible it's a little cheaper shipped that but that's only until you receive a damaged book. Then you're out $ for the book, international shipping, and the book itself. Take $50 and flush it down the toilet. Same thing.

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    I've found VJ packing to Australia has been sufficient, but they keep screwing other things up. Sending me later editions of books they advertised (and thought) were first editions (has happened three times). I therefore rarely buy from them, and if I do, I ask for them to double check the details.

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